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GBBO fans petition for Ainsley Harriott to host the hit show

by Isiah Preston (2020-06-19)

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untitled.1079%20%2810%29.jpgHis colourful approach to cooking and presenting on daytime TV classics Ready Steady Cook and Can't Cook, Won't Cook made him a household name.

Now fans are calling for Ainsley Harriott, 59, to be installed as the new Great British Bake Off host when the the hit show transitions to Channel 4 from the BBC.

A petition launched by Aiden Matthews has received almost 5,000 signatures, with many supporters posting encouraging words about the campaign.

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Best man for 무료 드라마 다시보기 the job? Fans are calling for Ainsley Harriott, 59, to be installed as the new Great British Bake Off host when the the hit show transitions to Channel 4 from the BBC


After current presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc announced they would be stepping down due to show creator Love Productions' decision to transfer the show to Channel 4, Aiden wrote, '... it is crucial that the new presenter has the correct personality, charisma and culinary expertise to take it forward.






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'We think that Ainsley Harriott is an ideal candidate, as he is known for his joyful demeanour which resonates throughout all the shows which he presents. Ready Steady Cook is a prime example of his suitability to host such influential reality television, as is Ainsley's Barbecue Bible.

'Please note, this is not a joke! We genuinely love Ainsley and think he is the best man for the job.






Stepping down: Current presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc announced they would not be following the show when it moves to Channel 4














'Just think of the potential of Harriott and Berry. He may be the only way to make this whole caffuffle work out.'

Commenting on the petition, Ainsley said: 'Of course it's flattering, but I'm sure we're going to hear lots of names mentioned as possible presenters. 

'It just shows what an amazingly popular programe it is.' 

There's been no shortage of love for celebrity chef, with one signatory writing: 'Ainsley Harriott is Love, Ainsley Harriott is Life.'

Another gushed: 'I'm signing this petition because I feel that Ainsley is by far the best candidate for the show , he was always great on ready steady cook and me and my mate Dave enjoy laughing at the ridiculous faces he pulls! Top man did the job'






Popular: A petition launched by Aiden Matthews has received almost 5,000 signatures with many supporters posting encouraging words about the campaign


While a third proclaimed: 'He is our oily lord and savior'

And another claimed Ainsley would be the man to convert them into a GBBO fan, posting: 'The man is a born entertainer. He would actually make me want to watch bakeoff, and that's saying something.'

It is understood that Channel 4 - for whom the founders of Love Productions both previously worked - waded in with a £75million deal once talks between the BBC and the production company broke down. 

In a candid statement about the move, Mel and Sue said they had made 'no secret' of their desire for the show to stay with the BBC where they said it had been 'nurtured'.


















End of an era: It is understood that Channel 4 waded in with a £75million deal once talks between the BBC and the production company broke down


The friends added: 'The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak.

'We've had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps.

'We're not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success.'

Channel 4 confirmed that none of the stars had signed a contract but said they would be 'delighted' if the team wanted to join.


















Open and honest: In a candid statement about the move, Mel and Sue said they had made 'no secret' of their desire for the show to stay with the BBC














 

 

 

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